Project to keep the Shire in the picture

The placemaking programme has been visible across Aberdeenshire.
The placemaking programme has been visible across Aberdeenshire.

A council project is getting under way in a bid to revitalise the image of Aberdeenshire.

The aim of the scheme is to change the way in which the area is seen by communities, visitors and businesses.

The creative placemaking programme, called Be Part of the Picture, will showcase the region as a place of beauty, quality and innovation, using a range of creative engagement projects to explore all that Aberdeenshire, as a distinctive area in its own right, has to offer. It will run through to 2014.

Despite consistent ratings for offering the best quality of life in mainland Scotland, it is felt Aberdeenshire’s major business, tourism, cultural, recreational and environmental strengths can often be overlooked.

The project team are calling on everyone with a love of the region to get behind the programme.

People can get involved in creative projects, display items that carry the striking programme logo, and contribute pictures and thoughts onto the project website about the aspects of living and working in Aberdeenshire that mean the most to them.

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